According to current evidence, individuals with well-managed T1D are not at higher risk of contracting COVID-19; and if they do contract COVID-19, they are not necessarily at higher risk of developing serious complications from this disease.
Those persons at greatest risk of developing complications from COVID-19 are people with consistently elevated blood sugar levels and those with a second chronic disease.
For more information about how to prepare for illness and what to do if you are sick, please see JDRF’s COVID-19 page, which is continually updated as more information becomes available:
Focusing on emotional health is important, too:
For help with diabetes prescription and insulin costs:
Here are tools to help navigate healthcare and health insurance, the T1D Health Insurance Guide: